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For alternate meanings, see Monrovia (disambiguation).
Monrovia
A street in Monrovia, Liberia - Old Ducor Hotel in the background.
A street in Monrovia, Liberia - Old Ducor Hotel in the background.
Monrovia (Liberia)
Monrovia
Location within Liberia, West Africa
Coordinates: 6°19′3″N 10°46′47″W / 6.3175, -10.77972
Country Flag of Liberia Liberia
Established 1824
Named for James Monroe -U.S. President
Government
 - Mayor Ophelia Hoff Saytumah
Population (2003)
 - Total 570,971
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Monrovia in the 1800s.
Monrovia in the 1800s.
A historical plan of the city of Monrovia from the 1800s.
A historical plan of the city of Monrovia from the 1800s.

Monrovia, population 572,971 (2003 census), is the capital city of Liberia. The city's economy is dominated by its harbor, which was significantly expanded by U.S. forces during the second World War. Main exports include latex and iron ore. Materials are also manufactured on-site, such as cement, refined petroleum, food products, bricks and tiles, furniture and chemicals. The harbor also has a large amount of storage and facilities for repairing ships. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Monrovia is the name of several places: Monrovia, Liberia Monrovia, California, United States of America Monrovia, Maryland, United States of America Monrovia, Indiana, United States of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). ... Ophelia Hoff Saytumah is a politician in Liberia. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital City is a 60-minute television show produced by Euston Films that ran for 13 episodes in 1989 on ITV. This drama focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. ... For other uses, see Harbor (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... This article is about the typesetting system. ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... For other uses, see Cement (disambiguation). ... Petro redirects here. ... For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation). ... Mission, or barrel, roof tiles A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, porcelain, metal or even glass. ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. ...

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History

The area was already inhabited when it was named Cape Mesurado by Portuguese sailors in the 1560s. With the aim of establishing a self-sufficient colony for emancipated American slave survivors, something that had already been accomplished in Freetown, the first settlers from the United States under the auspices of the American Colonization Society arrived in Africa in 1821. They landed at Sherbro Island in present-day Sierra Leone. The undertaking was a shambles and many settlers died. In 1822, a second ship rescued the settlers and took them to Cape Mesurado, establishing the settlement of Christopolis. In 1824, the city was renamed to Monrovia after James Monroe, then President of the United States. It is the only non-American capital city named after a U.S. President. This article is about maritime crew. ... William Shakespeare is born. ... For other places with the same name, see Freetown (disambiguation). ... The American Colonization Society (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America) was an organization that helped in founding Liberia, a colony on the coast of West Africa, in 1821 and transported free blacks there from the United States. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sherbro Island, officially Bonthe Island, lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Sierra Leone, west of Turners Peninsula. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


In 1845, Monrovia was the site of the constitutional convention held by the American Colonization Society which drafted the constitution that would two years later be the constitution of an independent and sovereign Republic of Liberia [1]. The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte dIvoire. ...


In 1979, the Organisation of African Unity held their conference in Monrovia, with then president William R. Tolbert as chairman. During his term, Tolbert improved public housing in Monrovia and decreased by 50% the tuition fees at the University of Liberia. A military coup led by Samuel Doe ousted the Tolbert government in 1980, with many members being executed. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... OUA redirects here. ... William Richard Tolbert, Jr. ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes are forms of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ... The University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia is the oldest instituition of higher learning in West Africa. ... Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe (May 6, 1951 – September 9, 1990) was the President of Liberia from 1980 to 1990. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


The city was severely damaged in the Liberian Civil War, notably during the siege of Monrovia, with many buildings damaged and nearly all the infrastructure destroyed. Major battles occurred between Samuel Doe's government and Prince Johnson's forces in 1990 and with the NPFL's assault on the city in 1992. A legacy of the war is a large population of homeless children and youths, either having been involved in the fighting or denied an education by it. Charles Taylor, a leader of the NPFL and later President of Liberia. ... The Siege of Monrovia, Liberia in 2003 was a major military confrontation between the Liberian army and LURD rebels. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) was a rebel group that initiated and participated in the Liberian Civil War. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ...


Economy

Monrovia Street
Monrovia Street

The city's economy is dominated by its harbour. Monrovia is Liberia's financial centre. The Central Bank of Liberia is based in Monrovia. This article is about a city with economic importance. ... The Central Bank of Liberia is Liberias central bank. ...


Government

The city is home to the Monrovia City Corporation, which runs many services inside the city.


Geography

Monrovia lies on a peninsula, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mesurado River and is a major port. The Saint Paul River lies directly North of the city. Monrovia is located at 6°19′N, 10°48′W. Monrovia is Liberia's largest city and its administrative, commercial and financial centre. A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Saint Paul River is a river of western Africa. ...


The city is located in Montserrado County; it is not the capital of Montserrado County. Montserrado County is on the coast of Liberia near the north-western end. ...


Culture and media

Attractions in Monrovia include the Liberian National Museum, the now ruined Masonic Temple, the Waterside Market, (currently closed) cultural centre on Providence Island and several beaches. It is also home to a zoo. The city also houses one of the biggest sports stadiums 6.308527°′N, 10.804405°′W in Africa, with seats for 40,000. The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Currently (as at 2005), the Musgrave Park Cultural Centre is under consturction, in collaboration with the local Indigenous community and the Musgrave Park Cultural Centre Inc. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium Typical stadium seating consists of terraces, such as shown here at Sarajevos Stadium Kosevo. ...


Numerous tabloid style newspapers are printed on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, most of which are no more than 20 pages. Radio and TV stations are available, with radio being a more prominent source of news as problems with electricity supply make watching television more difficult. UNMIL Radio has been broadcasting since October 1, 2003. It is the first radio station in Liberia to broadcast 24hrs a day, and covers an estimated 2/3rds of the population.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Daily Talk is a compilation of news written up daily on a roadside blackboard in the Sinkor region of Monrovia. In addition to news items, it prominently features quotations from the Bible. The Daily Talk reporting the policies of incoming president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in December 2005 As of 2006, The Daily Talk is an English-language news medium published daily on a blackboard on Tubman Boulevard in the center of the Liberian capital Monrovia. ... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...


Education

Monrovia is home to the University of Liberia, along with Cuttington College and Divinity School and many public and private schools. The University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia is the oldest instituition of higher learning in West Africa. ...


Infrastructure

Monrovia Bay
Monrovia Bay

Boats link the city with Greenville and Harper, and the nearest airport is Roberts International Airport, 60 km (40 mi) away at Robertsfield. The city is connected with the rest of the country via a network of roads and railways. Monrovia is listed as the home port by between ten and fifteen percent of the world's merchant shipping, registered in Liberia under Flag of Convenience arrangements. Both private taxis and minibuses run in the city, and are supplemented by larger buses run by the Monrovia Transit Authority. Greenville, also known as Sinoe, is the capital of Sinoe County in Liberia and lies on a lagoon near the Sinoe River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Harper,situated on Cape Palmas, is the capital of Maryland County in Liberia. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The chemical tanker Sichem Princess Marie-Chantal had Panama City as its port of registry when this 2005 picture was taken but as of 2007 it is registered in Valetta with Maltese flag. ... The Monrovia Transit Authority (MTA) is a publicly owned company started in Monrovia, Liberia to provide timetabled bus services in the capital city. ...


Sister Cities

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See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Robin Dunn-Marcos, Konia T. Kollehlon, Bernard Ngovo, and Emily Russ (2005) in Donald A. Ranard (ed.) Liberians: An introduction to their history and culture (Washington: Center for Applied Linguistics) available online here

External links

  • Photos of Monrovia
  • Monrovia is at coordinates 6°19′03″N 10°46′47″W / 6.3176, -10.7798 (Monrovia)Coordinates: 6°19′03″N 10°46′47″W / 6.3176, -10.7798 (Monrovia)

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